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Aleppo Pine
Aleppo Pine

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Aleppo Pine planted in memory of those who served in World War One.

The Lone Pine was the name given to a solitary tree on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, which marked the site of the Battle of Lone Pine in 1915 during World War One and it was the sole survivor of a group of trees that had been cut down by Turkish soldiers who had used the timber and branches to cover their trenches.

The tree was obliterated during the battle; however, pine cones that had remained attached to the cut branches over the trenches were retrieved by two Australian soldiers and brought home to Australia. Seedlings grown from the cones were planted at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne and at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Seedlings were also planted in Victoria at Wattle Park, the Memorial Hall at The Sisters near Terang and Warrnambool Botanic Gardens as well as Inverell in New South Wales. 

The Shrine of Remembrance's lone pine was felled in August 2012 and the timber used as part of a remembrance project, after a disease known as Diplodia pinea or blue stains fungus as it commonly called killed it.

Melbourne Legacy and the Yarralumla Nursery in Canberra have grown seedlings sourced from the trees at the Shrine of Remembrance and the Australian War Memorial respectively, which they have presented to schools as well as ex-service and other organisations throughout Australia.


Address:Gatton-Laidley Road, Gatton Campus, University of Queensland , Gatton, 4343
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.554722
Long: 152.336389
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict


Front Inscription

Descendant Of The Original Lone Pine Of Gallipoli
Presented By Legacy

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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